Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project



The Colossi of Memnon: seated monolithic statues of Amenhotep III (c. 1386 B.C.) wearing the nemes-headdress and double crown (now lost). The vacant area behind these statues once contained the pylons, courts and sanctuary of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, now destroyed. To the right of the legs of each colossus stands the king's wife, Tiye; to the left stands the king's mother, Mutemwia. (Caption - Peter Piccione)


All the photographs were made with a Fujica G617 Panorama Camera. The film is TriX. The prints are made on llford Mulitgrade Fiber base paper. The original prints are 7"x22" on 10"x24" paper.


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